Understanding Autism: Parents, Doctors, and the History of a Disorder

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CONTENTS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSix
INTRODUCTION Love as an Analytic Tool1
Part One
1Research Programs, “Autistic Disturbances,” and Human Difference29
2Love Is Not Enough Bruno Bettelheim, Infantile Autism, and Psychoanalytic Childhoods61
3Expert Amateurs: Raising and Treating Children with Autism93
INTERLUDE Parents Speak: The Art of Love and the Ethics of Care125
Part Two
4Brains, Pedigrees, and Promises: Lessons from the Politics of Autism Genetics141
5Desperate and Rational: Parents and Professionals in Autism Research167
6Pandora’s Box: Immunizations, Parental Obligations, and Toxic Facts197
CONCLUSION What the World Needs Now: Learning About and Acting on Autism Research229
NOTES237
BIBLIOGRAPHY313
INDEX329

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